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There is another sky by Emily Dickinson

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Marissa Willis

on 8 October 2013

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Transcript of There is another sky by Emily Dickinson

There is another sky
by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830- 1886)
"There is another sky" (lines 1 and 3)
"There is another sunshine"
"Never mind" and "Never mind" (lines 5 and 6)
"Here" and "Here" (lines 7 and 9)
Slant Rhyme
"green" and "been"
"There is another sky" (line 1)
" Where not a frost has been" (line 10)
"unfading flowers" (line 11)

Questions for candy?

What year did Emily Dickinson die?
What does "Prithee" mean?
What devices are used in the poem?
Can you find an example of repetition in the poem?
What is the tone of this poem?
Is there a set rhyme scheme? If the answer is yes, what is it?
What are the shifts between the two stanzas?
What is the theme of this poem ?
How do you interpret this poem?
Who is Austin?
born in Amherst, Massachusetts
Holy Old Female Seminary in South Hadley
quiet, lived in isolation
Father, Edward Dickinson, and brother, William Austin Dickinson, worked in politics
wrote during Civil War era
poetry examines pain, grief, joy, love, nature, and art
first works published posthumously in 1890
odd broken rhyme meter
use of dashes and random capitalization
Works Cited
By: Marissa Willis and Ashley Davis
lines short 3-5 metric feet

serene (line 2): calm, peaceful

Prithee (line 13): please (used to convey a polite request
Dickinson is writing to her brother Austin. She is trying to convince him to come home. There are places that may seem great but may not be ("And there is another sunshine/ Though it be darkness there;"). She says "Here" where she is, is "brighter" and the leaves are "ever green" and "unchanging". She paints a perfect picture for him so he will want to come home.
The grass is greener on the other side.

Your home may change but it will always be home.

There's no place like home.

You have to look at the bright side of life
sincere, hopeful, inspiring
depression, sadness
First Stanza
more s sounds
a more depressing tone "darkness" "faded" "silent"
"There is" (line 1) creates distance"
Second stanza
more b sounds
lighter tone "brighter" "bright bee" "hum"
"Here is" creates immediacy

Other Interpretations
Emily Dickinson is talking about life and how everyone yearns for an escape from their reality where everything is surreal and beautiful
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